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Friends of Dublin Hurling Awards and Presentation night

Friends of Dublin Hurling Awards and Presentation night

Thu, 10th November 2022

FODH Awards and Presentation night

by Máire Uí Scolaí


A crowd of over 200 gathered on Friday night in the Bonnington Hotel to celebrate the 14th FODH Presentation and Awards night for the first time since 2019. 

Awards were handed out to clubs and schools throughout the county for both 2021 and 2022. 

Receiving his award for 2021 Young Player of the Year was Kilmacud Crokes' Dara Purcell, while the senior award for 2021 went Northside to Na Fianna's Dónal Burke. 

The senior award for 2022 also stayed North of the Liffey, as Clontarf's Paddy Smyth took the honours, while Faughs' Conor Brennan took the Young Player award. 

Camogie awards were equally spread out, as Muireann Kelleher of St.Vincents took the senior award for 2021, with the Young Player award going to St.Judes' Niamh Gannon. 

Picking up the 2022 Camogie awards were Castleknock's Aisling O'Neill, with Gaby Couch of St.Oliver Plunkett/ Eoghan Ruadh accepting the Young Player of the year. 

There to present the Camogie awards was Cathy Walsh- captain of the winning Dublin All-Ireland Intermediate team of 1992.

St. Fintan's High School of Sutton were the winners of the 2022 award, while St.Mary's Boys National School of Lucan took the Primary School award with a special recognition given to Coláiste Eoin of Stillorgan for their hurling achievement of 2020- winning the Leinster Colleges title. 

Former teacher Colm Mac Séalaigh of the Stillorgan school was also acknowledged for his great work with the promotion of hurling in the capital and school.

Fintan Clandillion, St Marys Boys School Lucan, Tony Towell, O'Neills, Michael Dwyer, St Fintans High School Sutton, Cathal Mac Sealaigh, Colaiste Eoin. 


The Club of the year award went to Skerries Harps (Adult club). 

Denis Murphy of Skerries Harps accepts the 2022 Adult Club of the Year award from Máire Uí Scolaí, FODH Rúnaí, PRO. 


While St.Pats Donabate were the Juvenile winners for 2022. 

Niall O’Connor of St. Pats, Donabate is presented with the Juvenile award by Máire Uí Scolaí- FODH Rúnaí. 


An inaugural award this year was Coach of the Year, which saw Crumlin's Paul O'Brien become the first holder. 

Crumlin's Paul O Brien- Inaugural Coach of the Year with Eugene Davey of FODH. 


The Lar Foley Hall of Fame went to John Leonard (Na Fianna) who received his award from the late Lar Foley's daughter Barbara Foley.

A great night was had by all the clubs, schools and guests and all will look eagerly towards next year's hurling campaign.

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